We all know by now that Jason Wu is the designer of Michelle Obama’s elegant Inaugural gown. He’s been interviewed by every news outlet, and will surely get a huge boost when his line debuts at Fashion Week next month. But what about the jewelry?
I’ve confirmed that – yet again – Michelle Obama chose designer to the stars, Loree Rodkin, for her diamond statement last night. The shoulder-length danglers are Rodkin’s white gold and triple rose-cut diamond earrings with garland diamond briolette drops.
In total, Rodkin was selected for four key Obama moments; Election Night, The Inaugural Concert, Kids Inaugural Concert on The Disney Channel and the Inaugural Ball. All pieces worn to The Inaugural Ball will become part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.
So who is this diamond diva that has a virtual ice monopoly on the First Lady? Rodkin is an American designer who attracts a clientele that is strong, hard-working, feminine, independent, fearless and outspoken, according to a press release. She bedecked funky Oscar-winning writer, Diablo Cody, for the Oscars, as an example.
Mrs. Obama was introduced to the jewelry brand through Chicago’s premier luxury boutique Ikram, where she has been a longstanding client.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of history. Today the country has new hope,” Loree Rodkin gushed. “The First Lady is a symbol of hope, courage and great style. I am honored that she has chosen my jewelry. Words cannot describe the emotions I feel that Michelle Obama has allowed me to be a part of this glorious moment.”
If you want a little Rodkin of your own, her collection is available nationwide at Neiman Marcus and at specialty stores in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Russia, London, Greece, Switzerland, St. Barts and free standing Loree Rodkin boutiques in Japan.
For additional store locations visit Loree Rodkin online at www.loreerodkin.com.